▪ APC may boycott supplementary governorship election
From Solomon Musa Yola
Aganst the general run of play where the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the whining party crying blue murder, the reverse is the case in Adamawa, where the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has said it may boycott the supplementary governorship election which the opposition Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) is leading with 32,476 votes.
Addressing journalists on Monday evening in Yola the ruling APC National Vice-Chairman North-East zone Mr. Mustafa Salihu, accused the military, police and other security agents of conniving with the opposition PDP in the state to rig the governorship election which was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) .
Salihu, who alleged that INEC failed to use card readers in some polling units, disclosed that security agents refused to act when cases of violent were reported to them, adding that his party has rejected the result .
He said that the entire result of the election announced by the INEC is rejected by his party, pointing out that all his petitions were thrown out by the commission.
“I want to state here without fear or favor that INEC and the security agents have compromised,t they turned their back on all our reports of irregularities during the governorship and state assembly elections in Adamawa state. We cannot accept this results ,” he said.
Salihu who lost Hong, his home local government area, during the presidential and governorship election claimed that there was bloody violence in his council during poll.
The politician attacked journalists, accusing them of been malicious and mischievous in their questions posed to him, but admitted that there were also irregularities during the presidential election in the state.
The furious Salihu insisted that APC will not accept the result announced by the returning officer, Professor Andrew Haruna.